How my daughter saved me from a mental health breakdown

How my daughter saved me from a mental health breakdown

But even with an amazing therapist… I still didn't feel "right." My heart would feel like it was going to burst, rendering me unable to catch my breath. Eventually, I lost interest in my studies and dropped out of school at age 15. I didn't care about anything, not school, my family, or my future. I didn't have anything or anyone to give me hope...until the birth of my daughter.

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Broke, Depressed, & Burnt Out: Why I quit being a counselor

Broke, Depressed, & Burnt Out: Why I quit being a counselor

When announcing my desire to leave the field and take a break, I was met with, “But we need more black counselors like you in the field… How could you leave?” While I recognize the significant need for clinicians of color, I am unwilling to turn my profession into martyrdom. I will not exhaust my mental energy and watch my body wither for the sake of another. I deserve the same space to heal as my clients.

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ep 27 Self Care is not a cure all

ep 27 Self Care is not a cure all

These days, every beauty product and diet company is using "self care" as a way to market their brands. But how can you recognize the difference between self care and self indulgence? In this episode of AFFIRM, Davia explores how to step beyond self indulgent purchases and move into holistic healing approaches that address mental and emotional needs. Tune in and learn the two important questions you need to ask when it comes to self care.

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